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Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Fishing Heritage Museum
Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Fishing Heritage Museum
Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Fishing Heritage Museum

"The Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre is a heritage attraction at Alexandra Dock, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, opened in 1991.

Winning the Blue Peter Children's Museum of the Year award in 1993.

It depicts the 1950s heyday of the distant waters fishing fleet.

The centre also hosts a programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimsby_Fishing_Heritage_Centre 

DB 4 February 2017 

Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Fishing heritage Museum
Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Ross Tiger
Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Ross Tiger
Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Ross Tiger

"Ross Tiger is a traditional side-winder fishing trawler that was converted into a museum ship in 1992.

She is currently berthed in Alexandra Dock at her home port of Grimsby, close to the site of the former PS Lincoln Castle.

She forms the star attraction of North East Lincolnshire County Council's National Fishing Heritage Centre since restored and opened to the public in 1992.

As Grimsby's last traditional sidewinder 'conventional trawler', she represents a now virtually extinct breed of vessels that once made up the largest fishing fleet in the world"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Tiger 

DB 4 February 2017

Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Ross Tiger, Grimsby Side Trawler, Fishing Vessel
Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Ross Tiger
Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Ross Tiger
Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Ross Tiger

"Built by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby in 1957"

"ROSS TIGER is Great Grimsby’s last remaining side-winder/side-trawler and serves as a memorial to those lost from the town in the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK.

Grimsby alone lost 21 vessels between 1950 to 1957 when ROSS TIGER was built.

Due to these dangers, ROSS TIGER was designed to be the very latest in stability and safety"

https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/621/ross-tiger 

DB 4 February 2017 

Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Ross Tiger, Grimsby Side Trawler, Fishing Vessel
Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Ross Tiger, Engine Room
Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Ross Tiger, Engine Room
Grimsby, Alexandra Dock, Ross Tiger, Engine Room

"The ship still contains her original 1956 RUSTON of Lincoln 7VG BXM 780HP marine diesel engine which is one of the earliest marine diesels to be fitted to a ‘conventional side-winder’ and survives intact with period Napier turbo equipment"

https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/621/ross-tiger 

DB 4 February 2017 

Grimsby, Ross Tiger, Grimsby Side Trawler, Fishing Vessel, Ruston diesel engine, Napier Turbocharger
Grimsby, Central Hall, Fisherman's Chapel
Grimsby, Central Hall, Fisherman's Chapel
Grimsby, Central Hall, Fisherman's Chapel

"This Chapel was dedicated on the 22nd May 1966 "To the glory of God and in solemn remembrance of those who died at sea in the course of their duties while connected with this port"

http://www.grimsbycentralhall.org/images/documents/The_Fishermans_and_Seamans_Memorial_Chapel.pdf 

DB 12 January 2019

Grimsby, Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Fisherman's Chapel
Grimsby, Ice Factory
Grimsby, Ice Factory
Grimsby, Ice Factory

Grimsby Ice Factory, which commenced production in 1901, provided the crushed ice which was required to preserve the catch in Grimsby trawlers during their lengthy journey back from the fishing grounds of the North Sea.

More ice was then needed to pack the fish for its rail journey, for Grimsby fish was widely distributed around Britain.

This photograph shows the east elevation of the factory on Gorton Street.  Conveyors carry ice across the road for direct loading onto trawlers.

Sue Stone, GreatGIFT, 2008

Grimsby, Ice Factory, fishing
Grimsby, Ice Factory
Grimsby, Ice Factory
Grimsby, Ice Factory

The 1901 Ice Factory building has two gables on the Gorton Street elevation constructed in red brick with attractive windows, recesses, arches and other features.

The insertion of ground floor doors, a first floor window and a fire escape detract from the original fine design.

The much faded words THE GRIMSBY ICE COMPANY LTD can still be discerned between the moulded brick bands above the first floor.

Sue Stone, GreatGIFT, 2008

 

Grimsby, Ice Factory, fishing
Grimsby, Ice Factory
Grimsby, Ice Factory
Grimsby, Ice Factory

The tank room on the first floor of the original Ice Factory building.

The two tanks on this floor contained more than 3000 suspended metal cans, each of which held 2 cwt (101kg) of fresh water.

Cooling was achieved by an ammonia gas expansion system powered by vertical valve compressors coupled to 600 bhp induction motors.

Sue Stone, GreatGIFT, 2011

Grimsby, Ice Factory, machinery
Grimsby, Ice Factory
Grimsby, Ice Factory
Grimsby, Ice Factory

A view of the main compressor room which houses four vertical cylinder ammonia compressors manufactured by J&E Hall Ltd of Dartford, driven by Metropolitan Vickers 600 hp induction motors.

These were installed in 1930-34 to replace the original steam-powered plant without disruption to ice production. They are some of the largest ever made and are a unique survival.

Photo: Liz Humble, Purcell Miller Tritton

 

Grimsby, Ice, Fishing
Grimsby, Ice Factory
Grimsby, Ice Factory
Grimsby, Ice Factory

The can-filling equipment simultaneously filled a complete row of cans with a measured quantity of water. The water came from the factory's own fresh water boreholes situated at the dock.

The row of filled cans was then pushed forward in the refrigeration tank by screw-jacks to allow space for a new row of cans which had just been returned empty from the other end of the tank.

Photo: Liz Humble, Purcell Miller Tritton

 

Grimsby, Ice, Fishing
Grimsby, Ice Factory
Grimsby, Ice Factory
Grimsby, Ice Factory

At the end of the tank room a row of ice cans is lying in the tipping cradle where the 100 kg blocks of ice would have been emptied out onto the wooden handling platform before being sent to the crushers or for storage as blocks.

Photo: Liz Humble, Purcell Miller Tritton

Grimsby, Ice, fishing